The Canadian Independent Telecommunications Association (CITA), founded in 1905, was initially comprised of small independent telephone companies located within the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Today, it is a Canada-wide association of companies which provide telephone service within British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.
In addition to the independent telephone companies that form the Active Members of the Association, CITA has over 100 Associate and Special Associate Members, most of whom are equipment and service suppliers.
The CITA represents Canada's independent telephone companies before federal and provincial bodies and deals with matters of major concerns to its members. The Association also actively promotes the increase and advancement of telephone service in the communities served by its members.